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Malaysia to reopen more sectors, schools if virus numbers stay low

May 30, 2020 | 🚀 Fathership
PUTRAJAYA More sectors including schools can reopen if Malaysia continues to see low Covid-19 figures in the first week of next month, said director-general of health Noor Hisham Abdullah.

"By June 9, we should be able to make a decision. If the low number of cases can still be sustained by then, taking into account the festive season, we can open more of the social and education sectors. We are very cautious before we make changes to our policies," Datuk Dr Noor Hisham said at the ministry's daily press conference on Thursday.

Yesterday, Malaysia recorded 103 new cases, taking the total number of infections to 7,732.

Malaysia's testing capacity is further boosted by the antigen rapid test kits procured from South Korea.

For the antigen RTK method, 3,708 tests were done as of Wednesday, with 50 samples having tested positive for the coronavirus.